West Midlands Europe Hub

West Midlands Europe Hub

West Midlands Europe Hub: Established back in 1985 as the first city representation office to the European Union, the office has, over the past decades, developed into a wider platform for a wide range of partners coming from different sectors in the West Midlands – local authorities, universities and research institutes and businesses.


Our mission is to place West Midlands’ partner organisations at the forefront of European competitiveness.


We aim to be the link between a wide range of partners in the West Midlands and Brussels.

University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. From its world-leading research across all disciplines and vibrant international student and staff community to the breadth and depth of its international engagement, Birmingham is a global university in every sense. The university has created a research environment where academic rigour, innovation, and delivery are made possible by brilliant people, outstanding facilities, and strong collaborative networks. As a founding member of the Russell Group, and one of the world’s top 100 universities, it is acknowledged for its commitment to providing outstanding teaching, having been awarded a Gold rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework and producing some of the most employable graduates in the country.

It has a global community of more than 200,000 contactable alumni and friends extending its reach and influence to over 150 countries. Internationally the focus on key partnerships has fostered multi-faceted and productive collaborations with China, Australia, India, Japan, Brazil and the United States.

Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University is dedicated to transforming the prospects of our learners, inspiring them to become makers and doers. We focus on practice-led, knowledge-based learning, providing access to cutting-edge facilities and real-world experience. The University enjoys around 50 professional accreditations and has a well-established reputation for delivering in-company training and development programmes. 

The work undertaken by our research staff and research students is not only enriching our courses, it is literally shaping the world. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, which measures universities’ research performance, 90 per cent of Birmingham City University’s total submission was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact externally.

Aston University

Aston University is a public research university located in the heart of Birmingham. The University is renowned for its world-class teaching quality and the strong links to industry, government and commerce. Aston is one of the UK’s leading Universities for business and the professions, with Aston Business School (ABS) amongst the top 1% of Business Schools in the world to hold the “triple crown” accreditation from the most coveted international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). Alongside ABS, Aston’s campus is home to four other schools including: Engineering and Applied Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences, Life and Health Sciences and the newly established Aston Medical School. At the heart of all of Aston’s activities are its three main beneficiaries – the students, business and the professions, and the region and society. By providing a modern, supportive and multicultural environment, the University is committed to delivering tangible impact for its beneficiaries and the greater global community.